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? >>> when the news surfaced that paul walker had been killed in a car crash over this past weekend a lot of people wondered whether or not drag racing had been involved in the deadly accident. paul walker was a car guy best known for his work in the "fast and furious" movie franchise. tonight nbc news learned more details about the crash and just how fast the car in this instance might have been traveling. our story from joe fryer in southern california. >> reporter: investigators are looking at every possibility as they try to figure out what happened after actor paul walker got into the passenger seat of this red porsche and before he and driver roger rodas were killed in a fiery crash. tonight nbc news learned it was a single car crash and did not involve drag racing. it was a single car crash. the source said the car was driving 40 to 45 miles an hour when it came to a bend in the road where the speed limit drops to 15. the driver apparently lost control. we spoke today with paul walker's father who told us what he'll miss most about his son. >> the way paul gave me a hug -- he reall
of close friend paul walker's horrific death. >>> a big night in seattle on monday night football. and the angel of 9/11, the image causing quite a stir. "early today" starts right now. >>> this is "early today" for tuesday, december 3. >>> good morning, to you, i'm richard lui. we start with new information about the deadly train derailment in new york. the ntsb says the train was going 82 miles per hour. when it rounded a sharp curve and left the tracks. that's nearly triple the speed limit for that area. new video shows the moment after the accident. you can see the huge train cars flipped right on their side. >> this is raw data off of the event recorders, so it tells us what happened, doesn't tell us why it happened. >> when i heard about the speed i gulped. it sort of takes your breath away. there are two choices. one would be human error on behalf of the engineer and the other is mechanical error on the part of the locomotive. >> eyes are turning towards the engineer. william rockefeller told investigators that the brakes didn't work. but the train's black boxes reveal powe
crash that killed "fast & furious" star paul walker as reaction pours in. >>> plus, good news and bad news for black friday retailers. a minnesota man pays the price for making it snow. and is this the future of home delivery? "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for monday, december 2nd. >>> good morning. we're going to begin with that deadly train derailment in new york. this morning, the death toll stands at four with dozens injured, some still in critical condition. all of this as investigators try to piece together what caused the train to jump the tracks. nbc's jay gray has the latest. >> reporter: this morning, investigators continue to work through the wreckage of a metro north commuter train in the bronx. >> our mission is to understand not just what happened, but why it happened. >> reporter: passengers say they sensed there was a problem as the train rumbled through the sharp turn at harlem and hudson river. about 20 minutes before the last stop at grand central station. >> it was going fast. it was flying. >> reporter: out of control and off
paying tribute to paul walker in the wake of that deadly car crash. vin diesel is breaking his silence. >>> also drone deliveries right to your door. amazon's bold new idea and why some say it's a plan that won't fly. >>> and a rescue in southern california after a woman is stuck between two buildings. we're back in two. >>> cybermonday clicked with shoppers. the latest numbers show that sales were up 19% over last year and they could go higher before the night is over. a third of the sales is done on mobile devices up 61% from last year. this cybermonday could be the biggest online shopping day in history. and that success has some retailers already considering turning cybermonday into cyberweek next year. >>> is it the next big thing? your holiday gifts delivered by a drone? amazon.com is pushing the envelope. but will the feds approve it? >> a drone soaring over a field, landing at a home and dropping a package ordered just 30 minutes earlier. c amazon.com is testing. reaction on twitter was immediate. a disaster waiting to happen. one user joked that having your stuff shot down is
a final good bye to actor paul walker. and a melee over a soccer match. we'll tell you when sparked it when "early today" returns in two minutes. >>> thousands of fans drove their souped up cars and signed final farewell cards on sunday for paul walker. a christmas tree stands at the site where he and a friend died in a car crash. >>> and the protesters toppled a statue and attacked it with hammers. protesters plarched through thailand's capital. >>> a soccer game was delayed more than an hour because fans were fighting each other. police used rubber bullets and tear gas. one injured person was airlifted to a hospital. >>> president obama and the first lady applauded five new honorees singer billy joel, herbie hancock, actress shirley maclaine and guitarist carlos santana. >>> now to business we turn to mary thompson. >> the markets look to add to gains as well as positive economic data over the weekend from china. despite friday's rally the dow and s&p did snap an eight week win streak. u.s. airways and american airlines will close the merger today creating the world's largest airl
of the texas and senator ran dp paul of kentucky. >> coming up, is this a kidnapping? the video police want you to see and what we could hear from the woman heard on the tape. also -- >> i'm kimberly terry life in san jose where we have new video of a search for a local man and his family in the idaho wilderness. search and rescue teams decided to bring in more support today. >> also, we have new details in the actor paul walker's death. we have a new report next. >>> still no sign in the search far silicon valley executive and his family has been called off for the night. his plane went down. dale smith parks his plane. kimberly, i understand we have new video of the search up north. we'll have the video in a couple of seconds. today's search wrapped up a couple of hours ago. still no search of survivors. but this search is set to resume bright and early tomorrow morning. >> it's been three days since dale smith and his family have been heard from. he was celebrating thanksgiving with his family. his wife posted this photo on her facebook account. about 125 miles northeast of boise, there was
today for a tribute to "fast and furious" star paul walker. a memorial rally and car cruise is scheduled this afternoon in valencia, california in honor of the late actor. . walker was killed in a fiery car crash on saturday. >>> olympic gold medalist lindsay vonn returning to the sloping for a third day in a row. the schedule has her peaking just before the sochi olympics. she placed 11 during saturday's downhill race. it was an improvement from friday. >>> remember we told you yesterday about 23-year-old general far grat from boston, doesn't speak a leak of arabic, but entered the "arabs got talent" and was one of three finalists. she didn't win. she placed third. she considers the experience a success. i'm sure you're wondering who won, wait for it. it was a syrian dance troop. >> which one? >> sima. >> no, no. it wasn't the other one. >>> what do you call someone who makes the seemingly impossible possible? not our hair and makeup team with me every morning. what? the auburn football team. you remember last weekend auburn, impressing every fan and non-fan out there in a stunning iron
on "extra," the new paul walker controversy, investigators answer the claim that's paul trying to escape the wreckage. wary on the scene with breaking new details. >> the fast and furious star helping paul's family plan the memorial service. >>> then beyonce pays tribute to paul. >>> plus, new pics of paul's brother today at walker's house. will the family sue over the crash? >> the family is absolutely in their right to file a lawsuit. >>> tv chef nigella lawson grilled on the stand, months after these shocking choke photos. how nigel virginia going after her ex-husband's throat in court. >>> "gma's" amy row back back on the air, the first words about her life-saving breast cancer surgery and thery
. the project is designed by jay paul who built fmoffitt tires. hewlett-packard and amazon lease space at that location. >>> a nice rebound, what sent tesla stocks soaring today. >>> a big announcement from b.a.r.t.'s unions. they're suing management. what prompted the lawsuit and what it could mean for you if you ride b.a.r.t. >>> and the new poll that shows a growing number of californians disapprove of the president's job performance. should democrats be concerned? our political analyst, larry gersten weighs in. >>> also -- >> i'm scott budman at facebook headquarters. they're coding and writing trying to come up with ways to better help you raise money. i'll show you what they've come up with, just ahead. >>> for people who live on treasure island, they're being told they have to move to make way for a toxic cleanup. the navy says material is buried at an old waste disposal site that needs to be removed. families were notified by letter. next april, two dozen families will be moved out in stages. the families are meeting tonight with island officials to find out more. in the interi
, investigators determine speed played a re in the fiery car crash that killed actor paul walker as the photos emerges showing him getting in the car just minutes before the accident. >>> delivery by drone. on this cyber monday, amazon announces its next big idea to get packages to your doorstep. could the technology be here sooner than you think? and is it a good idea? >>> and best play ever. reaction still pouring in to what people are calling the greatest end to a sporting event in history. >> an answered prayer. >> so was it? the great debate today, monday, 3 f2nds and all o3 f2 f23 f23 f2 33 f2 >>> 3 f2 >>> era un hombre amistoso,3 f22 3 f23 c13 f23 f2 3 f2 f3 f2 >>> 3 3 f23 f2 3 f2 f23 f2 f2 f2 33 f2 3 c1 train. >> we want to take a second to remember one of our own. jim lovell. an audio technician part of our nbc family and part of every concert we had on the plaza. he was on his way into rockefeller center to rehearse and prepare for the lighting of the christmas tree when the crash happened. man that always did his job with grace even under extreme pressure. he was working tirelessly
as in the car. >> we're all very upset. eshd cope them in our prayers. >> fans are mourning the death of paul walker tonight. he just attended a charity event called reachout worldwide when he died. they were raising money for typhoon leaf in the philippines. after the event, he was riding in his car when the driver smashed into a light pole and a try killing the fast and furious actor. fans came to pay their experesp. >> he was crying and had tears in his face. it was sad. >> i'm shocked. it's crazy that paul walker is in "fast and furious" and he races cars and ends up getting in a car accident. >> a mountain lion was sighted this morning in san mateo county. they are sometimes misreported with authorities discovering bobcats rather than mountain lions. animal advocates say a new law is about to go into effect, designed to protect and rescue mountain lions. this comes exactly a year after the controversial killing of two mountain lion cubs. the bill by san mateo senator jerry hill goes into effect on new year's day. we locate animals or chasing them from a residential area. rather than shoo
and black hit. >>> we have new details about the car crash that killed popular actor paul walker. according to the coroner he died within seconds of saturday's crash. traumatic injuries and burns. the driver of that porsche, a friend of walker's died from the impact. questions have been raised whether the men could have been rescued. also today universal pictures shut down production of "fast & furious 7." much of the film has been shot but still a lot. >>> chris christie has friends in california and maybe some votes, as well. a new poll shows christie is viewed most favorably among the pack of republicans who may be favorable candidates in 2014. the conservative tea party as a drag on the gop and like christie for not embracing the movement. other republicans named to the poll were viewed as more unfavorable than favorable. senator ted cruz of texas and senator rand paul of connecticut. >>> santa clara wants to combine two proposed development projects into one. this includes the plans by 49ers legend joe montana. the sites would be next to levi stadium. montana's plan has a luxury hotel,
be great. all of their plans, including paul ryan's 2010 plan, was about breaking down the base and moving people over. one of the things frustrating about this debate is we've gone to a place in politics where we've refused to accept the fact of this reform. the individual market is a place where the recent prices are what they are as we discriminate against the sick and the old and women and people who can't read the fine print of insurance. we are fixing that and it's going to be important that we fix it. it doesn't mean no one will have a tough time in the changeover, and we need to help those folks, but we also need to recognize if we're going to make things better, there is a process of difficulty to do that. >> i'm out of time, but this is really where i think the administration wants to argue the plus side that you've already seen on the affordable care act and argue the real peril of the status quo. i have to leave it there. but thank you both for being here. we're going to come back and talk a little about the catholic church. why the church has turned against the president's hea
that killed actor paul walker. what nbc news has learned about whether drag racing played a role. >>> the search for answers after the horrific train crash in new york. tonight, how fast investigators say the train was going when it derailed. we'll have a live report. >>> and i'm janelle wang. a family is holding out hope tonight that a vice presidential trip could be the key to getting their loved one released from north korea. >>> and it's hard to believe, pope francis reveals what he used to do for a living. next in your "world tonight." >>> treading lightly. vice president joe biden is in asia tonight hoping to make progress on two sensitive topics. >> nbc bay area's janelle wang is here with our "world tonight." >> raj and jessica, one issue has local ties. vice president biden is expected to discuss the detainment of palo alto war veteran merrill newman in north korea. biden arrived there today. the white house has already issued a formal request for newman's release. the 85-year-old was detained in late october after the end of a ten-day visit to north korea. over the week
. the colder it is, the better itc is. >> reporter: cyclist paul fuller says dropping temperatures lifts his spirits. >> i get back inside and warm up. >> reporter: inside is where your pets belong during the cold snap. animal control says exposure can be deadly for dogs and cats. >> if you go outside and feeling cold in your jacket, they're probably going to be just as cold in their coats. >> reporter: souvenir shops are hoping cold travelers to buy jackets. >> i have four layers on. and i'm drinking a cup of tea. >> reporter: she and her family had the wharf almost all to themselv themselves. >> mostly the wind. >> reporter: the cold is keeping lots of visitors inside. ticket sales for the cable car company's holiday lights tour are brisk. whose who brave the weather are covered from head-to-toe, determined to embrace the season. not sure how merry ferry commuters are going to feel out here with the frigid temperatures. but one thing is for sure, they're in for a cold ride. to find out what we're in for, let's check in with jeff. >> i can see you have the gloves on. by tomorrow night, you'
fraud and that the health care system is no exception. >>> the results of actor paul walker's autopsy are expected to be released today. he and his friend were killed in a fiery and tragic car crash moments after this photo was taken of the "fast and furious" actor stepping into a 2005 red porsche. the autopsy would confirm it. investigators they they don't believe they were racing but speed is an issue of the crash. the production of "fast and furious" is on hold. we should mention universal pictures shares the same parent company as this network. >>> the piano man has a few more songs to play on that baby grand. billy joel will take up a monthly residence at madison square garden as the venue's first-ever music franchise. the legendary musician will play concert there once a month beginning january 14th and continuing indefinitely. joel's new new york state of mind makes residency at the garden even more of a special experience. >> i'm getting a lot of credit here for how good i'm supposed to be. but i think a good deal of it is from the audience that comes to the garden. it's a gre
cold. only 9 in minneapolis/st. paul. fargo only gets to 5 above zero. temperatures nose diving. nearly 80 in dallas, nearly 50 degrees colder by the afternoon. this is the perfect setup for ice. and we've got ice issues. and it will lead to tree and power line outages. this could mean memphis, little rock. it could mean power out for several days. it's going to stay very cold. not a good time to lose your power and your heat. there will be widespread travel impacts going into friday and saturday in the midsouth. >> we'll keep an eye on it. thanks. >>> it has been almost a year since the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. 20 children, six adults were killed in that massacre. today after a fight by families to keep them private, the 911 calls from inside the school on at that day were made public. nbc news has chosen not to broadcast the tapes. our chief education correspondent did listen to them today to see if they reveal anything new. good evening. >> good evening. a judge ruled just last week that while these calls could be a searing reminder of the hor
information in the fiery car death of actor paul walker. according to the coroner's office, walker died of traumatic and thermal injuries. it was also announced wednesday that production of "fast & furious 7" has officially been shut down. >>> israeli actress known for her part in "the fast & furious" franchise will be playing wonder woman in 2013. >>> and nypd says thieves broke into a home of actress keri russell this week while she was sleeping. she woke up after hearing foot steps, called 911. two suspects are in custody right now. >>> rapper jay-z celebrated his 44th birthday wednesday by announcing he and his super star wife are going vegan for 22 days. although, he prefers to call it plant-based diet. >>> and remember heidi montag and spencer pratt? maybe you don't. "the hills" stars apparently are now broke after spending $10 million in just a few years. $30,000 shopping sprees and $10,000 dinners are evidently to blame. $10,000 for dinner? pratt's explanation, quote, we thought we were jay-z and beyon beyonce. >> they were lame then and they're lame now. >> at the time, spidey
of protests by students and civic leaders. >> reporter: paul cobb was arrested at a major anti-apartheid protest at u.c. berkeley. he was in the audience at the coliseum. >> oakland was the symbol of the city that fought and that constantly held the nation's feet to the fire. >> with his passing, we can't help but celebrate his life because it was one that embodied the spirit of gandhi and martin luther king. >> reporter: his legacy will live on in this city forever. >> that day was unforgettable for so many of us here. >>> new video tonight. one of the first prayer services. this was in capetown, south africa. desmond tutu offered his condolences to the mandela family. tutu himself, a social rights activist from south africa. mandela impacted the entire soul. he spoke passionately about the power of education and sports, a way to advance and unite. nbc bay area's jean elle joins us in san francisco with more. >> reporter: nelson mandela was not a big rugby fan. but he showed his support for south africa's all-white rugby team. and it was a game-changer for his country. the rev
-old for allegedly stealing a part from the porsche involved in the crash that killed paul walker. the suspect even posted photos of the roof panel you see here on-line bragging about that grab. >>> the navy announced a successful larchlg of a drone from a submerged submarine on thursday. the unmanned aircraft was -- it flew for several hours while transmitting live video. with that, we'll be right back. >>> the death of nelson mandela is being felt all around the world. joining me now for more on his life and leg as where i is u.s. congresswoman barbara lee of california joining us on the phone right now. representative lee, good morning to you. >> good morning, richard. >> thanks for stopping by. when you pushed for congress yam sanctions against south africa in 1986, did you think it would result in the mandela metamorphasis that we saw, he becoming what he did? >> i think that first it took a while for congressman -- i worked for him for 11 years, and he was a great statesman who knew that introducing the sanctions bill over and over and over again, i think about 12 times, that sooner or later
york -- grabbing her neck to make her focus. >> make her focus? okay. >> this is sad. paul walker, if you're a fan of "fast & furious," died in a car crash. 40 years old. >> very sad. saturday, he and a colleague who also happened to have a performance car shop, they were taking a run down the street, speed was apparently a factor. they hit a utility pole. the car burst into flames, and unfortunately they were not able to get the two of them out. you know, his co-stars are devastated. vin diesel, one of them, saying it was like he lost a brother. his father just spoke and said -- this is a message for all of us. every time he saw him he told him he loved him and he returned it. that's where it hits home. devastating for the family and fans devastated. they were in production and were supposed to film today. but it's on hold. >> did this happen late at night? >> it actually happened at 3:30 in the afternoon. the porsche carerra g2 is a high-speed car and reportedly very difficult to control. it's light, and you can go very quickly very fast. it can be hard to control. it was a 45-m
to remember paul walker. nbc's kate larson has more from southern california. >> reporter: a parade of 2,000 cars and 5,000 fans lined the streets leading up to the site where paul walker and his friend were killed last weekend. >> we found at least 13 different facebook pages alone announcing people's intentions to come from at least five different counties as well as arizona, texas, nevada. >> fans paying tribute to the "fst and furious" star. parking lots were overflowing. 60 l.a. county sheriff's deputies and dozens of santa cla rita personnel redirected traffic and crowds. at least six cars were towed and 40 citations, mostly for parking, were issued today. >> considering the number of people who were here, we think that's pretty low. but what was unusual about this is we didn't have someone to talk to to help plan it with who's part of the event. dozens continue to stop bit the memorial tonight. >> i wanted to get out here, but there were so many people. but we just decided to wait. >> megan and her family were here for the third time since the wreck happened eight days ago. >> we
of paul walker alive, in the porsche just before the crash. >> confirmed two fatalities. >> new police audio as walker's heartbroken mother emerges for the first time. >>> plus, race car queen, danica patrick, today on the lost video of paul, talking about her. >>> amanda bynes outf
with our political roundtable. here this morning, tom brokaw, al sharpton, paul gigoe and katty kay. now, david gregory. >> we're back from new york. the reverend al sharpton sheer. your book is out now called "the rejected stone." congratulations on that. i want to talk to the group about not really the other side of mandela, just his historical context. he celebrated in death, he celebrated in life, but there is a more divided view on mandela in the anc. senator kennedy on this program back in '86 talking about the push of economic sanctions against south africa when there was political disagreement about that, and indeed, reagan didn't agree. here was senator kennedy in '86. >> what we're interested in doing is achieving the political objectives that desmond tutu has talked about, freeing mandela, freeing detainees. hopefully in the meantime we might get some international group who can go to south africa and look at the 8 to 10,000 detainees, some of whom have been reported beaten to death in the south african prisons. >> tom, this was a different time. cold war is what holds sway ov
. >>> this morning, a makeshift memorial is growing for paul walker as investigators try to pinpoint the cause of the crash that killed him. we have new video overnight showing the memorial that's popped up at light pole where a red porsche crashed and burst into flames in valencia. the "fast & furious" actor was a passenger in the car at the time of the crash. his friend, roger rodas, was behind the wheel and also died. shards of glass and pieces of twisted metal are still scattered at the crash site. investigators are still trying to figure out the cause of that fiery wreck. they say speed is likely a factor in the crash, but they've not said exactly how fast the car was going or if there was something in the road that caused the driver to swerve. >>> new details about a possible connection between a palo alto veteran being held in north korea and a once-secret operation during the korean war. merrill newman reportedly served in a secret unit during the war. information about the operation was was declassified in the early '90s when a retired colonel started writing a book about it. the unit
-packed films, and many are remembering paul walker for his generosity, including a random couple from california. a jewelry store associate from santa barbara says several years ago walker was shopping at the same time as a couple. the man was in the military and about to leave on his second tour of duty. they were shopping for an engagement ring. the woman fell in love with a nearly $10,000 set, but the couple couldn't afford it, so they leapt empty-handed. well, later that day the worker says walker called the store manager and bought the ring for the couple. he made the employees, though, promise not to tell the couple where that ring came from. the sales associate came forward just two days after walker died. >>> universal pictures has stopped production on the next installment of "fast and furious" indefinitely. this is video from "the fast and furious 6" that was just released in may. the seventh movie in the franchise is scheduled for release in july, but that certainly could be pushed back. >>> still to come, fast food workers on strike. why they are walking off the job this m
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. there is new video this morning showing that fiery crash that killed actor paul walker as investigators work to piece together a cause. joe friar has the latest. joe, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a law enforcement source tell nbc that according to the prelim investigation drag racing was not a factor. so the investigation continues as walkers costar make as surprising public appearance right here at the scene. new security camera video shows the moment of impact in the crash that killed paul walker and his friend. that spot was cleared last night and draped with a tent to make room for a private memorial. >> thank you for coming down here and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciated him. thank you. >> reporter: earlier his father opened up about the loss. >> when you look at paul, just his eyes, that's who he was. he couldn't hide what he has. >> reporter: movie fans will soon see a new side of walker in the mury "hours." he plays a father trying to keep his daughter alive after the hurricane katrina. some say it could have been a breakout performance. >> ultimate
on "today." >> we will begin this half hour with a tragic death of paul walker. production on the next installment of his "fast & furious" is on hold. nbc's jason kennedy has the story. >> reporter: the initial autopsy findings reveal that paul walker died from combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries and burns. the driver of that 2005 porsche roger rodas died from multiple traumatic injuries. last night, the cast and crew of "fast & furious" posted a tribute to the 40-year-old actor on facebook. >> the most important thing in life always are the people in this room. >> reporter: it came shortly after universal pictures nbc's sister company announced it would shut down production on "fast and furious 7" for a period of time. the franchise was expected to be released summer 2014 and while fans continue to pay tribute across the globe. walker is remembered by one couple in particular. >> we had gone to santa barbara for the weekend. i had just gotten back from iraq. i wanted to get away from it all. next thing i know i'm sitting next to paul walker. >> reporter: they met him sh
death of actor paul walker the tributes are still pouring in. quite a special one yesterday. >> that's right. this is the largest tribute yet for the actor. friends and families gathered for a memorial. >> reporter: thousands of fans lined the streets of los angeles near where the actor died over a week ago. >> i felt inspired by him. i felt like hi to come and pay my respects. >> reporter: fans watched as a parade of cars reved their engines in his memory. >> he had a big impact on the scar scene. him and the whole crew. without them the car scene wouldn't be what it is today. >> reporter: the sidewalks were covered with flowers, stuffed animals. paris hilton sent her well wishes by air and one of paul walker's cast mates showed up to remember his friend. >> i wish we could just remember what a great guy he was and celebrate his life. >> reporter: the event organized by fans and promoted on facebook drew so many spectators that the county sheriff's department issued a advisory. more than 1,000 cars cruised the streets in his memory where the latest fast and furious was filming. his
. >> it is. >> anyway, paul rudd, you want to talk about. >> going to be on "snl" and they always do great pro mos. we haven't seen this one yet but let's take a listen. >> starring with one direction. >> i love the band one direction. >> wait a minute. the band, with the hot british guys, harry and liam? >> yes. >> ah! >> oh, my gosh! oh, my gosh! >> he's adorable. that will be fun. >> all right. so now is the time you've all been waiting for, because it's thursday and time for my -- >> means it's time to read our column, hoda. >> yes. >> maybe we'll run out of time for ihoda. >> good for two reasons. our column is in "the daily news" and it's ihoda. know how i tell you i like to mix oldies with a what, like an old song -- >> what that ruins it. >> this is an oldie but goodie, most of us know the words to and it's nelly with what with it. my song called "batter up." >> the jeffersons. >> now we're up in the big leagues. >> that was your what. >> that was my part? >> that was your part. >> there's your part again. the jeffersons. >> you know, i would rather fall on my face again than liste
paul walker. ten years ago the fast and furious star was in a jewelry store where he overheard a soldier and his wife say they couldn't afford the wedding ring she wanted. the couple left only to be called back by a store employee. >> when we walked in, the clerk came out holding the bag and said here's your ring. it was bought and paid for in full. and i -- i just -- out of utter amazement and gratitude. sheer gratitude. >> that is such a lovely thing. and with his passing, the couple and store employees wanted people to know about his good deed. so what makes people want to perform random acts of kindness for others? and does it cause others to pay it forward? here to answer the questions are our psychologist dale atkins and laura shroth, the author of a great book called "the invisible thread." >> we both loved. >> we sure did. >> when i watch a piece of video like we've been showing, it makes you want to go out and do something. it triggers it, doesn't it? >> it does trigger it. what happens is we feel what that person feels. and you say if they can do it, i can do it. and
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